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  • Fundamental Fission Modeling Finds a FootholdExternal link

    07.26.16 Using the Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a team led by Aurel Bulgac of the University of Washington is spearheading this effort by developing a novel theoretical approach that extends DFT to superfluid nuclei, which exhibit characteristics similar to other strongly interacting systems of many fermions, or particles with half-integer spin such as superconducting materials.

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  • New Nontoxic Process Promises Larger Ultrathin Sheets of 2D NanomaterialsExternal link

    07.25.16 A team of scientists led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a novel way to produce two-dimensional nanosheets by separating bulk materials with nontoxic liquid nitrogen.

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  • An Accelerated Pipeline to Open Materials ResearchExternal link

    07.22.16 ORNL software engineers led the development of a software platform that combines the lab’s state-of-the art imaging technologies with advanced data analytics and high-performance computing to accelerate materials science research, reducing data analysis from months to hours, and creating feedback to fine-tune simulations.

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